Thursday, June 02, 2011

Thank you–and a giveaway

First off, thank you to everyone who sent me messages of support and encouragement last week. I was blown away by the e-mails and comments and messages I received. They all helped me a great deal.

I saw a psychiatric nurse practitioner last week, and he’s taken me off my anti-anxiety medication and has started me on good old Prozac, which has helped a great deal. I’m able to get out of bed in the morning and not count the hours until I can climb back in again. And I actually left the house twice in the past week for social events, another good sign.

In the meantime, I’m taking things one day at a time and focusing on small goals. And I’m counting the hours until Ella and I leave next week for five days in Colorado. Time in the cool mountain air, away from the 100 degree temps we’ve been having here, will do me a world of good.

And now, for a giveaway.

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I am going to give away this pair of hand-knit socks to one lucky reader. I wear a size 9.5/10, and the socks are snug on me, which means you shouldn’t enter if you wear a size 11. Or if you do have large feet, you can enter and win them for a friend or family member and claim you knit them yourself. Whatever works.

If you’ve never worn hand-knit socks, you’re missing out. Except for when I go running, I hate wearing socks. It has to be below freezing to get me to wear socks, but I make an exception for hand-knit ones. I spend most of the winter with fluffy bits of love on my feet.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post by next Tuesday. That’s it. You don’t have to tweet about it or like me on Facebook or blog about it with a link back. Just leave a comment. It doesn’t even have to be witty.

Next Wednesday, I’ll recruit one of my minions to pull a name out of a hat and notify the winner.


Ann in NJ said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, and the socks are lovely. But don't enter me in the drawing. My feet are 11, and my daughter doesn't like hand knit socks. She says they're "itchy". I know! What's wrong with that child?

UltraMamaC said...

awesome!! I've been meaning to learn how to knit. maybe I'll try to teach myself during my recovery.

meanwhile, I'm glad things are looking up!! yay for better living through pharmaceuticals!!

Alexandra said...

I want these socks because you made them, and I love you.

That is all.


FishyGirl said...

Glad you're seeing an improvement already! Socializing FTW!

Those are awesome socks! Have I ever told you about my fluffy sock collection? And fuzzy ones? And stripey knee socks? get the idea. I hate shoes but have to wear them all the time or else my ankle locks up, so I make sure my socks rock.

ckh said...

While your sock give away is more attractive than a bowl of whipped cream and a kitten on my lap, I'm even more happy to hear you're feeling better. That news is the best thing I could hear today. :)

donna said...

L.O.V.E the socks but my feet are humungous.Glad you are feeling better, and have fun in Colorado!

joanna said...

Hi-5 for good news! I'm glad to hear your summer is starting off well. And a trip to Boulder is such a lovely thing to look forward to. As are those fantastic socks. ;-)

Betsy B said...

Great news, Heather! I've been thinking about you and hoping you would find the right meds to help!

I really can't wait for Boulder's drier and cooler air myself!

See you Saturday and then in CO!


srqmama said...

I am glad that you are feeling better. The socks are gorgeous!

France Rants said...

I wish I could knit!

If I could, I would immediately make myself a really cool little pouch that would hang long and hold my cell phone and keys for when I am dumb enough to volunteer at school!

muffintopmommy said...

I used to deal Pro--it's the bomb diggity! Ok, I didn't deal, exactly. I was a drug rep, on the up and up. I've read more than I probably ever needed to know about it and really think it's the best in it's class----so glad you're feeling better.

As for those socks, they are screaming for my size 8's! Living through cold New England winters, I love me some socks, but sniff, sniff, have never had a hand knitted pair!

We can still be buds if you give them to the wrong person though, don't worry..... :)

Baino said...

So glad that things are picking up for you and you're right, baby steps, one at a time. Love the socks! Hey, it's winter down here you know?

Murr Brewster said...

The socks are terrific, but where can I get some minions?

Wendi said...

Can you change the contest so if I win, I get to go to Boulder?

Karen said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you. Have fun in the Colorado weather! Compared to the 100 degree weather here lately I am sure you will have a great time.